human-interest story


human-interest story
/hyooh"meuhn in"teuhr ist, -trist/ or, often, /yooh"-/
a story or report, as in a newspaper or on a newscast, designed to engage attention and sympathy by enabling one to identify readily with the people, problems, and situations described.
[1925-30]

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Universalium. 2010.

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